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Hector Sanchez

27-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

AVG

.265

HR

3

RBI

8

R

3

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sanchez beat out rookie Andrew Susac for the backup role behind Buster Posey to start the year, but his struggles at the plate (.179/.207/.304) and an inability to stay healthy had him spending the ma...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 235   DOB: 11/17/1989   BORN: Maracay, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Hector Sanchez Contract Information:

Signed with the White Sox in December of 2015.

December 3, 2016  –  Hector Sanchez News

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The Padres declined to tender Sanchez a contract Friday, making him a free agent, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Hector Sanchez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 19 R AZL 33 134 117 13 35 10 8 1 1 22 0 0 16 21 0 1 0 .299 .403 .410 .813
2010 20 A AUG 89 341 310 29 84 26 20 1 5 31 0 2 28 50 2 0 1 .271 .333 .390 .723
2011 21 A+ SAN 52 228 212 31 64 26 14 1 11 58 0 1 11 49 0 3 2 .302 .338 .533 .871
2011 21 AAA FRE 46 168 153 15 40 10 9 0 1 26 0 1 13 22 0 2 0 .261 .315 .340 .655
2011 21 MAJ SF 13 34 31 0 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .258 .324 .323 .647
2012 22 AAA FRE 4 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
2012 22 MAJ SF 74 227 218 22 61 18 15 0 3 34 0 0 5 52 0 3 1 .280 .295 .390 .685
2013 23 R SCO 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2013 23 A+ SAN 4 14 12 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 .250 .286 .333 .619
2013 23 AAA FRE 32 99 85 10 23 7 4 0 3 11 0 0 12 15 0 1 1 .271 .364 .424 .788
2013 23 MAJ SF 63 140 129 8 32 7 4 0 3 19 0 0 7 29 0 1 3 .248 .300 .349 .649
2014 24 AAA FRE 7 20 19 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .158 .200 .316 .516
2014 24 MAJ SF 66 177 163 8 32 11 8 0 3 28 0 1 8 55 0 4 2 .196 .237 .301 .538
2015 25 AAA SAC 37 152 139 18 38 10 6 0 4 14 0 0 9 25 1 2 1 .273 .318 .403 .721
2015 25 MAJ SF 28 59 56 5 10 5 4 0 1 5 0 0 2 14 1 0 0 .179 .207 .304 .511
2016 26 AAA CHA 8 30 28 2 4 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 .143 .200 .393 .593
2016 26 AAA EL 55 199 176 25 57 29 16 0 13 40 0 0 20 40 0 2 1 .324 .392 .636 1.028
2016 26 MAJ SD 26 46 42 3 12 4 1 0 3 7 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 .286 .348 .524 .872
2016 26 MAJ CWS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SD/CWS 28 54 49 3 13 4 1 0 3 8 0 0 4 10 0 0 1 .265 .333 .469 .803
3-Year Averages     40 95 89 5 18 6 4 0 2 13 0 0 4 26 0 1 1 .202 .242 .315 .557
Career  (View All)     272 691 646 46 156 47 34 0 13 95 0 1 29 166 1 8 7 .241 .278 .354 .633

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Hector Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 14
2015 16
2014 45 1
2013 33 1
2012 56 1
2011 11

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Hector Sanchez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 30

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Hector Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201670000.143.143.286
2015173000.176.235.458
2014491160.224.306.531

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016423380.286.524.886
2015392150.179.333.533
201411472220.184.298.540

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016140010.071.071.349
2015222000.136.227.401
20147631110.197.276.517

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016353370.343.629.990
2015343150.206.353.582
20148752170.195.322.556
Hector Sanchez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 19 R AZL 134 117 11.9% 15.7% 0.76 82% .358 .111
2010 20 A AUG 341 310 8.2% 14.7% 0.56 84% .310 .119
2011 21 A+ SAN 228 212 4.8% 21.5% 0.22 77% .349 .231
2011 21 AAA FRE 168 153 7.7% 13.1% 0.59 86% .300 .079
2011 21 MAJ SF 34 31 8.8% 17.6% 0.50 81% .320 .065
2012 22 AAA FRE 15 15 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .071 .000
2012 22 MAJ SF 227 218 2.2% 22.9% 0.10 76% .356 .110
2013 23 R SCO 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2013 23 A+ SAN 14 12 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 67% .375 .083
2013 23 AAA FRE 99 85 12.1% 15.2% 0.80 82% .299 .153
2013 23 MAJ SF 140 129 5% 20.7% 0.24 78% .299 .101
2014 24 AAA FRE 20 19 5% 15% 0.33 84% .133 .158
2014 24 MAJ SF 177 163 4.5% 31.1% 0.15 66% .276 .105
2015 25 AAA SAC 152 139 5.9% 16.4% 0.36 82% .309 .130
2015 25 MAJ SF 59 56 3.4% 23.7% 0.14 75% .220 .125
2016 26 AAA CHA 30 28 3.3% 20% 0.17 79% .100 .250
2016 26 AAA EL 199 176 10.1% 20.1% 0.50 77% .358 .312
2016 26 MAJ SD 46 42 6.5% 17.4% 0.38 81% .290 .238
2016 26 MAJ CWS 8 7 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .200 .000
2016  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SD/CWS 54 49 7.4% 18.5% 0.40 80% .278 .204
3-Year Averages     95 89 4.2% 27.4% 0.15 71% .262 .113
Career     691 646 4.2% 24% 0.17 74% .306 .113

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2016 Stat Review for Hector Sanchez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.265 AVG
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80% Contact Rate
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.278 BABIP
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Power

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.469 SLG
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.204 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
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7.4% BB Rate
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18.5% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.803 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
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Hector Sanchez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sanchez homered and knocked in two in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Giants.

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Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Thursday's loss to Atlanta.

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Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

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Sanchez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

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Sanchez was designated for assignment Tuesday, A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

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Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a home run against the Mariners on Tuesday.

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Sanchez will start behind the plate against the Brewers on Saturday.

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Sanchez was claimed off waivers by the Padres on Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

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Sanchez was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Monday, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

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Sanchez had his contract purchased by the White Sox on Tuesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The White Sox assigned Sanchez to minor league camp Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Sanchez (ankle) signed with the White Sox on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Sanchez spent the first four months of the 2014 campaign as the backup to Buster Posey in San Francisco, slashing .196/.237/.301 in 66 games, but a foul ball caught his facemask in late July, resulting in a mild concussion. It indeed seemed like a relatively minor scare, as Sanchez started a minor league rehab assignment a week later. But in a cruel twist of fate, Sanchez was hit with another foul tip in a game with Triple-A Fresno and his symptoms resurfaced. Andrew Susac performed admirably in his stead over the remainder of the season (.267/.323/.465 with three homers after his return) and likely has the inside edge on the backup job entering spring training, but Sanchez was cleared for the Venezuelan Winter League and should be fine to play, and hopefully catch, at the start of next season.

2014

Sanchez battled a slew of injuries at the beginning of the 2013 season and ceded the backup catcher role to veteran Guillermo Quiroz. After getting healthy and spending some time in the minors, Sanchez made it back to the majors to put together a .248/.300/.349 line in 140 plate appearances. The switch-hitting catcher actually improved his walk rate (5.0 BB%) and strikeout rate (20.7 K%) from 2012, but his BABIP came back down to earth (.296 in 2013 compared to .349 in 2012), which resulted in the lower batting average. He is likely to see around 200-250 plate appearances backing up Buster Posey in 2014.

2013

Sanchez amassed 227 plate appearances in his rookie season as the Giants' backup catcher with a .280/.295/.390 slash line and three home runs. A good receiver behind the plate with an above average arm, Sanchez will remain the primary backup in 2013. The ability to switch hit gives the Giants some flexibility, but his overall offensive numbers were not analytically impressive. A 2.2 percent walk rate is abominable, and it is not likely he will hit above .270 again. His .349 BABIP is likely to regress, and his 15.2 percent swinging-strike rate and 43.5 percent chase rate indicate that his 22.9 percent strikeout rate will increase.

2012

Sanchez hit 12 homers with 84 RBI over 365 at-bats in the minors last season as a 21-year-old, so he's somewhat intriguing in keeper fantasy leagues as a catcher. A switch-hitter, Sanchez even got a cup of coffee in the bigs in September and held his own. While he could win the backup role in 2012, he's likely a couple of years away from making a major impact in the majors, and Buster Posey is blocking his path in San Francisco.